Win a Free Copy of “How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp”

Today marks the release of the book that Maile and I put together, How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp. We’ve got a lot of great reviews and endorsements so far, and this is one of my favorites:

“Like all epic road trips, Shawn & Maile’s story covers as much interior mileage, from one state of mind to another, as their big, blue bus does the physical miles across the United States. This book is many things: a travelogue, a parenting manual, a spiritual narrative. But most of all, it’s an engrossing tale told by two wise and thoughtful writers. Don’t read it if you’re not prepared for the oncoming wanderlust.” – Jason Boyett, author of O Me of Little Faith and Pocket Guide to the Afterlife.

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To celebrate the book’s release, I’m giving away three paperback copies today. I’ll have a drawing for the winners tonight and announce them here at 7pm. You can get up to three entries in the contest – here’s how:

1 – Share the following on your Facebook page (including the link): Check out Shawn and Maile’s new book, “How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp”!

2 – Tweet this: Check out @shawnsmucker’s new book, “How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp”! #RunawayTruckRamp

3 – Leave a comment here telling me a place you’d love to visit in the US, somewhere you’ve never been before (and in your comment let me know if you’ve shared on Facebook or Twitter so I can mark you down for the correct number of entries)

You can also order the paperback through Amazon or here at my website (where there’s a special price if you order two copies). A Kindle version is in the works and should be ready by the end of the week.

Help spread the word and check back tonight to see if you’ve won!

***UPDATE*** The winners have been chosen. Find out if you won HERE.

48 Replies to “Win a Free Copy of “How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp””

  1. I’d love to visit Alaska (in the summer).

    I shared on FB and Twitter. Hoping for a great day for you guys. Thanks again for guest posting today over on The Stretched Blog!

  2. Maine, without a doubt. Particularly, Acadia National Park. Now that we’ve moved just a little closer (southeastern PA) it might actually happen.
    I’d love to win, but, even if I don’t, I’m really looking forward to reading the book.

    1. I went to Acadia once, many many years ago before I had enough white hairs to truly appreciate it. Thanks for reading, Christie.

  3. Shared on Facebook & Twitter. Hope it goes gangbusters, man.

    I am contractually obligated (meaning I’m married) to inform you that I, er, we would like to visit Hawaii someday.

  4. I have visited so many places in the US and I want to re-visit many of them. I have never been to Colorado, unfortunately, and would love to get there. I’m not on twitter or FB. ;)

    Congratulations on the book!

  5. I have shared on Facebook and Twitter. Good luck, man!

    My dad and I have made a deal to visit every Major League Baseball park. We’ve visited about 5-6 so far, and I look forward to visiting the rest with him and maybe with a kid in a few years!

  6. So many good answers already. Would love to have a second honeymoon in Alaska. Take the train ride. Would love to do the two week package with Alaskan cruise and train but I don’t think I can get the hubby on a boat.

    I shared the post on face book. Sorry I don’t tweet. ;)

  7. My husband and I dragged our kids up, down, over, and through many of the national parks in the great Southwest, so I have to think about what I still want to see.

    I’d gladly travel to anywhere in the country where I could hold down a section of beach. The Pacific Northwest sounds good, too.

    And for those who have never seen Acadia National Park, it is definitely worth the trip. It drives my husband crazy that there are folks living in New England who have never made the drive, since it is the only National Park in this area.

    Oh, and tweeted and Facebooked and otherwise shared your launch. All the best to you, Shawn.

  8. Congratulations Shawn & Maile! Looking forward to reading & gifting this to friends this season. Have posted on FB (as I have in the days counting down to today actually), though i’m not a tweeter. Hmm, visit where? The mountains in Wyoming i think. Happy Season of Living Incarnation to you and the whole family!! Your writing and your heart are certainly that, ‘incarnational’, for me; doing what the Good News was meant to do: supply relationship and Hope in a broken world where we still love rather poorly.

  9. Shawn, I enjoyed following both of your blogs while you were “on the road”and can`t wait to read your book! I wish you every success!
    Some places I`d love to visit-Bryce,Zion,Yellowstone Parks,Sedona,Colorado…..

    I shared on facebook and twitter.

  10. I’ve got to visit Hawaii to round out my tour of the 50 nifty United States! I’d also like to see the Pacific Northwest – it looks like an incredibly beautiful place.

    I shared on facebook & twitter. Of course, my facebook share was not identical to the one listed, so you don’t have to count that one. I can’t wait to read about your adventures!!

  11. I would love to live in Colorado someday. I absolutely love mountains and the culture in Colorado is so unique. Plus, there are tons of fun historical sites.

  12. I would love to take a trip to Washington. I want to take in the sights of the nature and untouched land. Thank you for the chance to win and I shared on facebook.

  13. New England has been on my bucket list for awhile, but Alaska has moved to the top because my daughter lives there in the summers. We are working hard to get there soon.

    I posted the link on Facebook with this note: I was following Shawn’s blog all along the way – as they were preparing for this trip and as they headed out – so now I am super excited to read the book. Their adv
    enture grabbed my heart because we were in the middle of a great big brand new adventure ourselves. Maybe their experience gave me courage for mine – however, I just about lost what courage I had gathered when they lost their brakes in the mountains. Way too close!!!

  14. I’d head to Louisville, CO to visit Assorted Goods and friends who’ve moved there recently.

    I posted on Facebook and Twitter.

  15. Since I’ve been to Lancaster many times, I’d love to go to Ohios amish country
    or to see an area I have never been, somewhere in the northwest, it wouldn’t
    matter where, as I feel that all states have beautiful areas.

  16. I’ve been all over the West (north, south, & a little mid) but would really love to take a long roadtrip through the deep South. Preferably NOT in summer!

  17. I’d love to read your book! So, I just posted on FB. :-) I’d love to see the mountains in Montana. From the ground, not just flying over them, as I’ve done several times. Actually, I’d like to make a long road trip from IN to OR, and see the sights along the way!

  18. Tweeted and Facebooked. I would love to go to… Maine in the Fall. I would love to see the Fall colors. Being here in California, we don’t really see that.

  19. Personally, I’d love to visit San Diego at some point (I’m on the east coast).

    And I did post on Twitter and Facebook. Looking forward to reading the book! :-)


  20. 6 months ago, I would’ve said Hawaii, but my wife and I celebrated our 25th there in August. I’d have to go with either the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone (old faithful, etc.) There really are too many places I haven’t seen yet across our great country (which is one reason I was a tad jealous of your long trip this year!)

    I did share on FB and twitter.

  21. I want to visit Barrow, Alaska, twice. I want to go in the Summer to see what it’s like when the sun doesn’t set, and I want to go in the Winter to see what it’s like when the sun doesn’t rise. I’m also dying to see the Northern Lights…

    I just tweeted. I can’t wait to read your book. What you do with the English language is absolute art, and I’m sure this will be no exception! Congratulations!

  22. I’d love to visit Louisiana (New Orleans, specifically). Colorado, too – one of our best buds is in Denver and I haven’t been to see him since he moved there.

    Shared on FB and tweeted (although my Twitter account is private – a pretty small audience…).

    Congratulations on your book release!!

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